Ian Wise KC > Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tim Ward KC and Philip Moser KC
Monckton Chambers
1 & 2 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN
LONDON
WC1R 5NR
England
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Position

Ian Wise QC is ranked as a leading silk in Administrative and Public Law, Local Government Law, Civil Liberties and Human Rights, Local Government, Community Care and Education Law.

He regularly appears in the appellate courts including the Supreme Court where he has appeared in a range of important cases involving complex legal and public policy issues.  Among Ian’s recent cases in the Supreme Court are Mathieson v Secretary of State [2015] UKSC 47, a leading case on discrimination and disability, and R(JS) v Secretary of State [2015] UKSC 16, the ‘benefit cap’ case. He also appeared in the Supreme Court in the leading case on consultation, R(Moseley) v Haringey LBC [2014] UKSC and in Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v James [2014] AC 591 in which the Supreme Court set out the correct approach to the making of decisions about whether to give life-sustaining treatment in the case of persons lacking the capacity to make such decisions for themselves. Ian was counsel to the Healthwatch England ‘Special Inquiry into safe discharge from hospitals, care homes and secure settings’ which reported in 2015.

Ian has over a hundred reported cases to his name and has particular expertise in public finance, health and regulatory matters.  He has also taken over 30 cases to the European Court of Human Rights and has lectured widely on many aspects of public law.

He has frequently been instructed to act for leading national charities including the Children’s Society, the National Autistic Society and Age UK and has advised numerous public bodies. He is authorised to take instructions by direct access.

Career

Called 1992; Gray’s Inn; QC 2010. Over recent years Ian has taken over 30 cases to the European Court of Human Rights. He is regularly instructed to act for leading national charities including the Children’s Society, the National Autistic Society and Age UK and has acted for the Royal College of Nursing in a number of cases. He has lectured widely on many aspects of public law and has a post graduate diploma in European Community Law. Publications of note: Co-author of Children in Need: Local Authority Support for Children and Families (Legal Action Group, April 2011).

Memberships

Administrative Law Bar Association (ALBA).

Education

Open University (BA); College of Law, King’s College (DipLaw, Dip EC Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Ian Wise KC – Monckton Chambers

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Ian Wise KCMonckton Chambers ‘Very strong advocate especially in senior appellate courts.’

London Bar > Education

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 2

Ian Wise KCMonckton Chambers ‘Ian is a very strong advocate.’

London Bar > Social housing

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Ian Wise KCMonckton Chambers